Sometimes when we are revising, or meant to be revising, we allow ourselves to get distracted easily. This is because preparing for exams can be difficult and stressful. Here are some do's and don'ts to help you out with your revising and to cut down on procrastination:
- Make yourself a revision timetable to organise your time
- Aim for manageable chunks of time
- Find a suitable study environment
- Have suitable revision snacks such as granola bars, fruit, and water. Avoid energy drinks or coffee as sooner or later they will make you crash.
- Take 10 minute breaks every 45 minutes. When you return to work start on a new subject. Try not to take breaks longer than 20 minutes.
- Don’t panic! Panicking leads to making mistakes.
- Don’t be on your phone replying to texts etc., this causes distraction. Try turning your phone off and using it as a reward when you have completed some revision.
- Don’t listen to music, unless you find that it helps you to study. Music can be very distracting and does not help when you are trying to process information.